BS in Information Systems

Bachelor of Science 2023 through2024

Information Systems

About the Program

Students in the BS Information Systems program are forbidden from minoring in Information Systems, and Information Technology.

Curriculum Requirements

First Year

  • IS 201
  • IT 130
  • IT 240
  • IT 263
  • UXD 210
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • LSP 110
    OR LSP 111
  • LSP 112
  • WRD 103
  • WRD 104
  • 1 Arts & Literature
  • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
  • 1 Historical Inquiry

Second Year

  • CMNS 201
  • IS 215
  • IS 324
  • IT 223
  • IT 238
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • LSP 200
  • 2 Arts & Literature
  • 1 Philosophical Inquiry (Ethics)
  • 1 Religious Dimensions
  • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry
  • 1 Scientific Inquiry Lab

Third Year

  • IS 335
  • IS 372
  • IS 373
  • IT 231
  • Four (4) credit hours of Major Elective
  • Sixteen (16) credit hours of Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • 1 Experiential Learning
  • 1 Philosophical Inquiry
  • 1 Social, Cultural, and Behavioral Inquiry

Fourth Year

  • CSEC 340
  • IS 344
  • IS 352
  • IS 360
  • IS 376 (Capstone)
  • Eight (8) credit hours of Major Electives
  • Twelve (12) credit hours of Open Electives
Liberal Studies Requirements
  • 1 Historical Inquiry
  • 1 Religious Dimensions

Major Electives

Major Electives can be chosen from any 200 or 300 level CSEC, CSC, ECT, IS, IT, NET, SE, or UXD courses. Students are encouraged, but not required, to select all Major Elective courses from one of the below competency lists.

Competency in Management Applications
  • DSC 341
  • IS 331
  • IS 379
  • IT 320
Competency in Government, Regulation, and Compliance
  • CSEC 228
  • CSEC 342
  • CSEC 345
  • CSEC 366
  • IS 382
  • IS 386
Competency in User Interaction
  • UXD 220
  • UXD 222
  • UXD 225
  • UXD 260
  • UXD 270
Competency in Software Development
  • IT 211
  • IT 212
  • IT 313
  • IT 330

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in all major elective courses.

Open Electives

Open Electives may be taken from any unit at DePaul. These are the only courses that may be taken under the pass/fail option. Students must earn a grade of D or higher in all open elective courses. Courses that satisfy a CDM minor or other minors are normally credited as open electives.

Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies program is the general education portion of the curriculum at DePaul University. Students must earn a grade of D or better in all courses taken to satisfy these requirements. The only exception is the Capstone course which is considered also a major requirement and WRD 103 and WRD 104 in which students need to earn a C- or better.

Students may choose to take some CDM courses that carry Liberal Studies credit but they cannot double count them if they are part of the major requirements. A complete list of courses that carry Liberal Studies credit can be found on the Liberal Studies website along with an overview of the Liberal Studies requirements for this program. Students can search for courses that satisfy a particular Liberal Studies requirement on campusconnect.

Note Students must complete an ethics class as one of the Philosophical Inquiry or Religious Dimensions requirements. Students must take one of the following ethics courses: CSC 208, PHL 248/MGT 248 or REL 228/MGT 228. In this sample schedule the ethics requirement replaces one of the Philosophical Inquiry requirements.

Although students are free to take course requirements in any order they choose, provided they have mastered the course-specific prerequisites, it is strongly recommended that students follow these year-by-year suggestions, especially regarding the first-year major courses.

Courses offered in the student's primary major cannot be taken to fulfill LSP Domain requirements.

Degree Requirements

Students in this degree must meet the following requirements

  • Complete a minimum of 192 credit hours (generally 48 courses)
  • Earn a grade of C- or higher in WRD 103, WRD 104, and all Major and Minor courses
  • Earn a grade of D or higher in all other Liberal Studies and Open Elective courses
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Students who earn a cumulative DePaul University GPA

  • Between 3.500 and 3.699 will graduate cum laude
  • Between 3.700 and 3.849 will graduate magna cum laude
  • of at least 3.850 will graduate summa cum laude

For DePaul's policy on repeat courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Undergraduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.